Friday, December 21, 2012

Pregnancy Update

I have been meaning to post about the pregnancy/miscarriage. I meant to write about it on Thankful Tuesday this week but we had company and I never got to blogging while they were here (we were having too much fun!)

So, the timeline of events so far:

December 4- I feel pregnant, take a pregnancy test and it is POSITIVE

December 5- I have my blood taken to monitor levels because of my previous ectopic pregnancy 

December 7- I have my blood taken again to make sure the HcG levels are rising

December 9- I get a call that the levels are going down and I need to come in for an emergency ultrasound to make sure I am not experiencing another ectopic

Ultrasound shows baby is in the uterus and there is a cyst on my ovary, baby looks ok.

I have my blood taken again.

December 10- I get a call that the levels are going down even further and that I will miscarry.

I am offered a drug to induce a miscarriage, I do not take it.

I am told to wait a week and see if I pass the baby and I will have a follow up ultrasound on Monday the 17th.

Decemeber 9-15- I start experiencing this awful back pain. I call the doctor all week to make sure all was ok with all the back pain I was experiencing because I still wasn't miscarrying as far as I knew.

December 15- I am offered the abortion drug again to induce a miscarriage. I decline.

December 16- I go to the ER because of the back pain. The determine that I have a cyst that is causing the pain and THAT MY BABY NOW HAS A HEARTBEAT.

The heartbeat is slow 110 beats per minute so they still believe I will miscarry.

December 17- I have an appointment with my OBGYN and she performs an ultrasound. My baby still has a heart beat and it has gotten a little faster 120 bpm.

For the first time, my doctor tells me that she is hopeful.

She believes all the back pain is muscle related and puts me on muscle relaxers.

I have my blood taken again and they determine that my progesterone is low and I need to take a progesterone supplement to support the pregnancy.

Whew. I wanted to write that out for me but even I didn't realize how crazy things have really been. My next appointment with my OB is December 26th. She asked me if I wanted to know my hormone levels again and I said no. If they aren't doing what they are "supposed to" I didn't want to freak out mentally.

Today I am seven weeks pregnant. This isn't at all how I thought I would find out or tell everyone I was pregnant but then once again God is using this to remind me that He controls all things and that I don't. Why do I need that reminder so often!

When we heard the sweet little baby's heartbeat on the 16th in the ER everything changed for Adam and I. Before, I guess I felt like I was waiting on a baby that had already died to pass but when we heard that heartbeat I knew we had to fight for this little life. I have been praying for the Lord to sustain this life if it be His will and that He would make this baby strong.

And so we continue to wait.....only with hope. I know that God has a plan (Jeremiah 29:11) and that He has my life and this little one's life in His hands. I know that HE has fearfully and wonderfully begun to form this baby in my womb (Psalm 139) and that all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Col 1)

We covet your prayers right now for this little baby. I pray He gives me the strength to trust Him no matter what happens. We are utterly hopeless without Him.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Praying for y'all. Praying for baby. Thanks for sharing so we can pray with you. We've been there and not too long ago. I know exactly what it's like to "give it to God". Even if it's every waking moment.